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#280 of 405 Re: 2002 venture overheating, Cheap Fix! Quick and simply [kellermeier]
Jan 27, 2012 (11:33 pm)
Dear Sir ,
I am really interest in your solution , I have 3 Cars of 2002 and 2003 Chevy venture ,
2 of them are always creating air inside I can even hear the sound of the water bubbling when I press Gas with a weak rear heat or sometimes without heat if the car stopped without pushing gas( Same for the front heat), the third car 2003 is perfect with no air in the system at all .
I spent around 300 $ till no by changing the heat sensor and the cluster and thermostat twice and water pump. with no use . I even went to ACE stores like you adviced but I couldn't find the auto bleeding 78 part . Can you please advice me If your van still running good after you install auto bleeder ??. Please reply my my e-mail address is mohrnbyahoo.com .
#281 of 405 Re: 2002 venture overheating, Cheap Fix! Quick and simply [markbshara]
Jan 28, 2012 (5:25 pm)
Please clarify the problem of air inside and weak heat?? I am not sure what that means. Do you mean a air/water bubbling sound related to the heater whether off or on? If so you possibly have a cylinder head gasket blown, the heater hose clamps are loose or one of the two heater cores is leaking or clogged. Do you have a drop in coolant? If not, it indicates a restriction in the heater core(s). Dexcool, the anti-freeze will turn to mud if air gets too it. I would pull the thermostat and run the car without it for awhile to see if the sound goes away. If not, it will confirm an internal leak like the cylinder head or the intake manifold gaskets both of which are common failures.
#282 of 405 Re: 2002 venture overheating, Cheap Fix! Quick and simply [russ23]
Jan 28, 2012 (7:07 pm)
Yes , I Can hear bubbling when pressing accelerator . but I have no leaks or clogged from heater cores( water level is steady) at all and the car is not mixing oil and coolant I flushed the car 5 times in one time a lot of mud came out .
My question is how long you used Maid-0-Mista(uto-Vent No.78) and did it works good I found one online for 26$ check this website:-
Shall I buy it and install it ,please advise.
#283 of 405 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [dmosser]
Mar 09, 2012 (11:54 am)
Hey what was your resolution?I am having the same problems you described in you post. I have had 2 radiators, 2water pumps,2thermostats, hoses replaced and cooling temp sensor...now I'm overheating again. I'm not in a position to purchase another vehicle. I'm curious about what happened next in you case?
#284 of 405 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [nacolej]
Mar 09, 2012 (12:18 pm)
I have a 2004 that has the same issue. it comes and goes now. ive changed the thermostat and waterpump as well. Pressure test your rad to make sure there are no pin hole leaks. Air pockets will also cause an overheat issue as well with air bubbles gathering at the temperature sensor head. Make sure all the air is bled completely out of the system. If the problem persists i might suspect that you have the common Head gasket problem.
#285 of 405 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [nacolej]
Mar 09, 2012 (1:26 pm)
Tiny crack in head gasket . I fixed it and changed to green water the car now runs great.
#286 of 405 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [nacolej]
Mar 09, 2012 (5:15 pm)
Honestly, I was still having problems with the van, so, I traded it in two weeks ago for a Toyota Highlander...only got $500 trade in...
#287 of 405 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [markbshara]
Mar 14, 2012 (1:45 pm)
Hey how did you fix it?
#288 of 405 Re: 98 Venture Cooling System [nacolej]
Mar 14, 2012 (1:57 pm)
I changed head gasket....
#289 of 405 venture cooling system
Mar 15, 2012 (3:57 am)
I sold it to carmax.